Man Kicked Out Of Gym: Was His Speedo Too Revealing?
29-year-old body builder Brad Cieslowski was asked to leave Novi Lifetime Fitness in Detroit because apparently his muscles weren't the only thing that was bulging when he wore a white speedo into the pool.
"The lifeguard comes up to me and he says, 'You need to change into something more appropriate, that is not appropriate, [the lifeguard was] talking about the bulge. That's usually people's problem with the speedo, is the bulge," he says.
Cieslowski explains that he's worn what he describes as a He was wearing what he says is a "square-cut speedo" at the gym before and no one ever complained. That changed when several gym-goers complained to staff members Saturday night.
From My FOX Detroit:
"He says, 'We can all see it.' And I said, 'Well then stop staring. No one's making you look at it,'" says Cieslowski. He says when he stood his ground and defended himself the employee threatened to call the police, so Cieslowski left.
"I can say the same thing about all the women around this pool in their bikinis and their one-pieces, showing off every nook and cranny of their body leaving nothing to the imagination but their skin color. ... I'm not allowed to be myself and wear what I want to wear and it's ridiculous, and it's incredibly sexist," he believes.
Novi Lifetime Fitness maintains that they have a two-layer dress code at the pool, saying:
"We acknowledge there are various types of swim attire... however we have a two-layer house code. In this instance, multiple members registered concerns rooted in discomfort and as a result the decision was reached to ask the member to leave the pool area."
What do you think, Instincters? Was Cieslowski being unfairly targeted? Should we (you) take to the streets in our (your) speedos in protest?!
That's probably unnecessary, since apparently the Fitness Center has apologized for how the situation was handled and Cieslowski plans to return and says he'll comply with their dress code in the future.
But, damn it, we will fight for your right to wear that revealing speedo!